ashcan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ash + can

Noun[edit]

ashcan (plural ashcans)

  1. A container for ashes, used in times past for accumulating ashes generated from wood and coal fires, for eventual disposal elsewhere. A dustbin.
  2. (US, slang) A kind of large firecracker.

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Adjective[edit]

ashcan (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Ashcan School of American art.
  2. Describing a comic book originally published solely to retain ownership of a trademark, not intended for general release; later used for promotional comic books intended for limited release to the public.